My boyfriend and I started this tradition on Friday evenings since it started getting nice outside. We have a glass of wine with some cheese while sitting on the balcony and talk about our crazy week and make plans for the weekend ahead. I look forward to it every week. For this Friday, I wanted to make something special. I always pass by the Lavender stand at the Union Square Farmer’s Market. It is an entire stand dedicated to dried lavender. The farmer is called Lavender by the Bay and they grow their lavender in North Fork, LI. I’m planning to visit the farm this summer because the pictures from their site are stunning. I bought their dried lavender for baking ($5) and decided to make a fancy goat cheese spread. This is an estimate of the proportions I used because I really just eye-balled everything.
1) 8 ounces of goat cheese, softened
2) 2 tablespoons honey
3) 1 – 2 teaspoons of dried baking lavender
4) 1/4 teaspoon of sea salt
5) 2 – 3 tablespoons of heavy cream